Kids Company’s founder opens up about its collapse in book

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmeda.co.uk Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has demanded an independent inquiry into the fall of the charity, as she published a book about its collapse on Tuesday. The former chief executive, dubbed “The…


Pupils help hospital staff to care

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Students have helped raise hundreds of pounds to make ill children’s visits to hospital that much more comfortable. Staff and students from St Matthew Academy visited the children’s wards at University…


Greenwich comes together to remember our war heroes

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in war and conflict. Remembrances part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature…


AFC Wimbledon suffer striker setback

Kwesi Appiah has suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury – adding an extra couple of weeks onto his return date for AFC Wimbledon. “Losing Kwesi has been a big miss,” said…



Sports car driver’s crash forces homes evacuation

A driver forced homes to be evacuated after reversing too far and smashing into a porch, rupturing a gas main. The woman then drove her Audi TT forward into another property in Lansdowne Hill, West…



London Wildlife Trust

The Great North Wood was once a huge landscape of woodland and common grazing land, covering the hilly ridges to the north of Croydon and stretching towards the Thames at Deptford. By the 20th century…



Oarsome time on the Thames

BY SHUJAUL AZAM shuz@slpmedia.co.uk On Sunday, October 8, 60 volunteers from the council made up the 10 teams that took to the River Thames to tackle the nine-mile route, rowing from Woolwich to Greenwich, raising…


Skate park opens gates to the public

Free coaching sessions and a skate competition marked the official opening of Charlton Park Skate Park on Saturday. Brownies and scouts were among the residents who couldn’t wait to try out the Royal Borough of…


Boxer to raise money for sick children

An office manager has appealed for help in raising money for ill children – by taking part in a boxing contest. Olegas Riabova will fight on a white collar card at the Camden Centre, Euston…


Talk of the town art with Djofry Makumbu

An art student has won a year-long residency for his animated film about street life. Djofry Makumbu, 21, a recent graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been awarded the ALUMNO/SPACE award. He was introduced…



Driverless car research on roads

BY SABRINA JOHNSON toby.porter@slp.co.uk Roads full of driverless cars are one step closer thanks to some ground-breaking research. A research consortium has just completed phase one of a three-year  project to accelerate the development of…






Stop and search grilling for PM

BY TOBY PORTER toby@slpmedia.co.uk Prime Minister’s Question Time is supposed to be the occasion when the country’s leader gets the toughest grilling of the week. But Theresa May was put on the spot on earlier this…



Stats show crime on mopeds is on the rise

INCIDENTS MORE THAN TREBLE IN SOME AREAS IN PERIOD OF JUST THREE YEARS BY CALUM FRASER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk South Londoners are more vulnerable than ever to attackers on mopeds as new statistics show a huge surge…



Steps travel in Time

BY NEWS REPORTER shuz@slpmedia.co.uk Pop superstars Steps are the first headline act to be announced for Greenwich Music Time 2018. The Brit Award winning band will bring their live show to London’s six-day riverside music…


Hospital to hold open day to get more into work

BY SABRINA JOHNSON toby.porter@slp.co.uk The theatres department at University Hospital Lewisham is holding a recruitment open day on Saturday, November 4. Some of the jobs available require no previous experience, and the hospital is inviting…



A feast of Halloween events

By Shujaul Azam shuz@slpmedia.co.uk From Lego to pumpkin carving and  face painting to Thriller Yoga there is something for all the family this half term and Halloween at Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station. The…